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October Half Term

Brunel's SS Great Britain

Saturday 21 October - Tuesday 31 October 2017

Various times

There’s plenty of infectious fun to be had this October half term at Brunel’s SS Great Britain.

Sailors' scars and woeful wounds

11am - 4pm, daily until Sunday 29 October

Included in the price of admission

Inspired by crew’s tales of Victorian injuries, kids can terrify their mums and dads with impressive prosthetics and special-effect makeovers. Explore the ship and meet other grotesque passengers with sinister scars.

Please note due to skin sensitivity of children under 3 years old, wound workshop products will only be allowed on children 3 years and above. Read our full disclaimer here.

Meet the Ragged Victorians

10am - 5.30pm, Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 October

Included in the price of admission

Bump into the Ragged Victorians, unsavoury characters of the lower classes, including a policeman, dock worker, fisherman’s wife and even a rat catcher accompanied by his live rats.

Step on board after-dark for Spooky Ship

Various times, Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 October

£9 - £14 (plus booking fee) book via Bristol Old Vic

Settle in for a good, old-fashioned Victorian fright-fest this Halloween with Spooky Ship. Follow a ghoulish guide and navigate the nooks and crannies of the 174-year-old ship; watch out for characters lurking in the shadows, hoping to share their terrible tales.

Meet the curators

11.30am - 2.30pm, Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 October

Free in the Brunel Institute

Discover gruesome facts in extended Archive in Five sessions and explore original artefacts and diaries, including a Victorian surgeon’s silver snuffbox. 

Climb The Rigging

12pm - 5pm, daily until Tuesday 31 October

£10 per person

Go Aloft! Become a true sailor and climb the huge mainmast. Brave souls can ascend the rigging to a viewing platform at over 26m above ground level and even step out over the harbour on the main yard. 


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